Hi from Turkey, The first case in our country was seen much later than our neighboring countries. So I think we are more cautious than in other countries as Turkey about the pandemic. It was an advantage for us. We have initiated our works to raise public awareness through social media and TV, and we have started to take measures against all possibilities.

Our story started on March 10, 2020, when the first COVID-19 case was seen in our country. As the Turkish Red Crescent Bartın, we distributed leaflets to our people and posted banners in many places. Since our citizens over the age of 65 are forbidden to go out, we listen to the citizens from Red Crescent call center and help them. We put 1 cup meal and 1 cup water for animals each street and with our citizens and we fill them each day. We provide meals and beverages to our quarantined citizens in a dormitory. We distribute masks to households. We are in Ramadan, the holy month of Islam, we continue the Ramadan aid we do every year
We believe we can survive any disease as long as we help each other.

Salih Sur
Turkish Red Crescent
May 4, 2020